MSNBC and CNN split total day ratings wins in overall and A25 – 54 viewers, respectively, on Thursday with audiences tuning in to watch the coverage of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis’ funeral. Fox News’ numbers were down 75 percent in the demo during the afternoon hours as it broadcast the funeral coverage.
According to Nielsen Media Research, CNN scored the best ratings in cable news from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., with 333,000 viewers in the demo. Fox News pulled into second with 301,000 A25 – 54 viewers. And MSNBC trailed behind with 252,000 viewers in the demo.
CNN’s best hour of programming for the entire day in the demo came in the 2:00 p.m. hour, during former